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Book Review: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout Genre: FantasySubgenre: I spent most of this book saying, “This is a freaking vampire book.” Romance: This has the most decadently written romance ever. It’s not instalove, at least not on the MC’s part, but it IS insta-lust. Steam? Status:Currently scalded. I thought the sex scenes were scandalously[…]

Book Review: Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter

Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter Genre: Science Fiction Subgenre: Dystopian Series: Junkyard Cats #2 Romantic Subplot? It’s complicated. Steam? No sex but there were steamy moments between the mc and her thrall, Jax, who isn’t completely thralled. Like I said, it’s complicated. Plot: Shining Smith is looking for the murderer of her friend and needs[…]

MARKETING MONDAY: Advertising on a Budget

Investing in your indie author business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Advertisements don’t have to be costly to be effective. All it takes is research and knowing where to place your money where your dollar (or whatever currency you use) is most effective.

Author Spotlight: Q & A with The Tapestry Group

TJ: Welcome to Author Spotlight, where I interview new and veteran authors. This week we have The Tapestry Group headed by Arthur David. Tell me a little about your upcoming anthology and what inspired it? AD: The first anthology, Cracks in the Tapestry started as a post looking for interested indie authors in an authors[…]

Update On Indie Author Reviews

For the time being, I’m not accepting books for review (I’m back-loaded and have my own writing projects with deadlines). I am, however, accepting requests for author interviews to promote new releases. Please go to the contact page to request an interview. Do not message me on social media. I’m getting bombarded with pms and[…]

Review: Magical Midlife Love: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Leveling Up Book 4) by K.F. Breene

Magical Midlife Love: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Leveling Up Book 4) by K.F. Breene Genre: Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romantic Subplot: It’s in the title, gentlefolk. The first three books in the series are Jacinta “Jess” focused, as is this one, but we’re getting some of Austin’s POV in this one. Steam? Yes. But, come[…]

Plotting a book vs plotting a Series

Plotting A Novel Versus plotting a Series I have found myself among the growing number of authors on Tiktok. No, I’m not dancing around or doing skits. I’m part of authortok and booktok where readers and authors do our nerdy thing and talk about books. The Tiktok creator @ginnyauthor addressed authortok asking about how authors[…]

Author Q & A: Val Portelli and Paula Harmon

TJ: Hello! Welcome to Author Spotlight where both new and veteran authors share a little about themselves and their work. It is my pleasure to present not one, but two authors, Val Portelli and Paula Harmon. Let’s get into it. Care to tell readers us about yourselves? Val: Hi Tammy I know you enjoy fantasy and[…]

Release Day: Warrior Tithe

The episodic novella about a poor cottar and a kelpie teaming up to seek the Queen of the Sidhe with a spurned sorcerer king hot on their trail is live!